There are real questions to ask about the fundamental problems of the Government’s pandemic response.
Decision-makers are merely trying to appease those who would rather keep schools closed.
Who is enjoying his discomfort? Labour, the LibDems, Macron, Rejoiners, woke academics – everyone, in short, who wants to see Brexit Britain fail.
‘Let their frail elderly be unvisited in care homes. Let their weddings be postponed’, is the message of this Prime Minister.
With high efficacy vaccines available to all adults, it looks like a sensible roadmap for policymakers.
Leadership during the pandemic has involved, even more than usual, the strength to put up with uncertainty.
“The real question is do we get to double that or even higher”, the professor adds, warning that this would lead to “major disruption” in the NHS.
The former claim that Ministers are moving too slowly; the latter that they’re moving too fast – or that they shouldn’t move at all.
Unless there is a dramatic change to the UK’s Covid situation, restrictions must end, as planned, on June 21.
First, it should present future recommendations within a year. Next, on a longer timescale, it should look at what went wrong.
The most important question today isn’t whether the Government’s plan is right or wrong, but how decisions should be made about it.
Government needs to reform the stucture of expert advice, and publish serious analysis of the cost of the options they face.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
Plus: Ferguson’s evidence, two metres distance, Desmond’s donation, Jenrick’s response.
There has been a vivid daily demonstration of our collective double-standard in the mass of journalists swarming outside Cummings’s house.